Munich/Neubiberg, Germany – January 3, 2011 – Lantiq, a
leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today
introduced a chip family supporting the ITU-T G.hn global standard for next
generation wired home networks. Lantiq XWAY™ HNX devices provide manufacturers
of consumer, computing and smart home electronics with the foundation for
in-home networks that can be connected using any combination of phone, power and
Endorsed by the 191 member countries of the ITU in June 2010, the G.hn
standard defines technology to provide network connectivity across all common
in-home wiring with data rates as high as 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps). As G.hn
becomes an integral feature in residential gateways, consumer electronics
devices, personal computers and Internet-connected smart home devices, service
providers will be able to realize significantly reduced installation and
operations costs as a result of plug-and-play network operation and greater
Lantiq XWAY™ HNX chips can be used in standalone G.hn node applications or as
part of multi-service platforms. The device is provided to customers with a
software package that includes pre-integrated drivers for the broad range of
Lantiq system-level silicon devices, including Gigabit speed gateway processors,
802.11n WLAN supporting carrier-grade video, DECT/CAT-iq™, VoIP and analog
Industry and Company Comments
Tom Starr, the Chairman of the ITU-T WP1/15 committee responsible for the
G.hn standards, said: "I am pleased to hear that products based on the
G.9960/9961 ITU-T Recommendations will be available from Lantiq and other
vendors so quickly after the approval of these standards. This will accelerate
the adoption of G.hn as the next generation standard for wired home networks."
"China Telecom has been an early proponent of international open
specifications such as ITU-T G.hn, which enable rapid adoption of
standards-based home networks with carrier-grade QoS. We are glad to see Lantiq
bringing to market G.hn-compliant products to take advantage of this emerging
opportunity," said a director at China Telecom.
"The home networking market is entering a period of fundamental change as
consumer needs evolve from connecting traditional computing devices to a model
where broadband pipes are linked to data, entertainment and smart home devices,"
said Lee Ratliff, iSuppli’s Senior Analyst, Broadband & Digital Home. "Lantiq
has leveraged its portfolio in access and in-home connectivity, including its
new G.hn devices, to offer carriers a route to enhanced services and end-to-end
management of the digital home network.”
A Single Digital Home Network
“In Lantiq’s vision
for connectivity in the digital home, we see standards-based wire line and
wireless technologies working as one single network to provide the best possible
Quality of Service, reach and flexibility throughout a household,” said
Christian Wolff, CEO of Lantiq. “From day one we are delivering G.hn solutions
that will integrate seamlessly in a hybrid network infrastructure. The XWAY™ HNX
family also includes Lantiq-exclusive technologies for optimal QoS and overall
in-home network performance.”
The Lantiq XWAY™ HNX family incorporates
four exclusive-to-Lantiq technologies designed to improve the broadband services
model for providers.
- Lantiq XWAY™ STREAM (LXS): A Lantiq innovation designed to provide
“end-to-end carrier-grade QoS over Anything” (including G.hn, Wi-Fi,
Ethernet, DSL and PON). It allows service providers to pick and choose which
services and applications receive the highest priority inside both the
access and home networks.
- Lantiq XWAY™ HARMONY (LXH): Spectrum management technology that
maximizes performance of VDSL and G.hn networks operating side-by-side.
- Lantiq XWAY™ PROBE (LXP): Delivers real-time diagnostic information
about subscribers’ home networks that lets service providers optimize
performance even in highly complex subscriber environments.
- Lantiq XWAY™ PATH FINDER (LXF): Provides automatic path selection across
the home network, using real-time link quality information to choose the
optimal communication path (802.11n, wired Ethernet, G.hn, etc.) and
dynamically avoid line noise that creates network bottlenecks.
XWAY™ HNX Overview, Availability
The Lantiq XWAY™
HNX156 and HNX176 are G.hn Universal Digital Transceiver chips compliant with
ITU G.9960, G.9961 and G.9972 and IEEE 802.3. The devices support all of the
media types and the 25, 50 and 100 MHz band plans defined in the G.hn standard.
Each chip architecture includes integrated RISC processor; Gigabit Ethernet PHY,
RGMII and Ethernet switch; PCIe interface (master and slave); SPI; I2C; UART;
on-board RAM; hardware accelerated MAC & PHY to ensure hostless, wirespeed
performance; and support for home networking API and hardware abstraction layer
functions for ODMs to build service provider-class products. HNX176 also
supports external DRAM, which is needed to support such features as TR-069
A G.hn Powerline Networking Evaluation Kit, including full documentation,
Linux software and drivers for integration with other Lantiq devices, can be
ordered by qualified customers beginning January 31st, 2011 at a price of $5000.
More information is available at:
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation
networks and the digital home. The company has a global team of about 1,000
experts in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions.
The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital
and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a
fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers
and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is